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Этимология болгарского гидронима Велпица
The etymology of the Bulgarian hydronym Velpitsa

Author(s): Maxim A. Yuyukin
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Lexis, Historical Linguistics
Published by: Институт за български език „Проф. Любомир Андрейчин“, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Velpitsa; Bulgarian language; hydronym; etymology; dialectical phonetics

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the etymological analysis of the Bulgarian river name Velpitsa. In the author’s opinion, it comes from the hydronymic stem *vьl-p- < *vьl- (> *vъl-), cf. *vьlna ‘wave’, + the determinative -p-, known in Belarusian and Polish water names and having probable Baltic and Germanic parallels. The dialectical development of the type tĭlt > telt occurs in a number of Bulgarian place names and common words.

  • Issue Year: 59/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 115-120
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Russian